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Benefits of Pushing It Past 40

You’re no spring chicken which is all the more reason for you to continue to CrossFit! Crossfit Athletes Age isn’t as much of a physical limitation as it was, say, even 10 years ago. We’re now seeing athletes doing the unthinkable at an older age in many sports whether these competitors are part of a team or individual. And due to this reason alone, it’s also more important than ever for athletes past 40 to push their...

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Comparison of testosterone replacement therapy preparations

Comparison of testosterone replacement therapy preparations Testosterone formulation Initial dosing Pharmacokinetic profile Advantages Formulation specific adverse effects Buccal 1 tablet (30 mg) applied every 12 hours Serum T peak in 10–12 hours and drop 2–4 hours after product removal Mimics circadian T rhythm; quick reversal Gum disorders (irritation, inflammation, gingivitis) Nasal 1 actuation in each nostril 3 times a day (33 mg/day) Serum T peak in 40 minutes and t1/2 is 10–100 minutes Non-invasive; no concerns...

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Management of Testosterone Deficiency

Testosterone Defiencent

In this video John P. Mulhall, MD discusses the guidelines for Management of Testosterone Deficiency.  This video will give you information about some of the testing needed and questions you may be asked prior to and during your Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Some of the key points from the video: The goal of TRT is to improve both the symptoms and signs of Testosterone Deficiency.  The target range for Testosterone levels during TRT is 450 –...

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What is Testosterone Deficiency?

This video was produced for the American Urology Association. John P. Mulhall, MD discusses the differences between Low Testosterone and Testosterone Deficiency.  He teaches us that Low Testosterone is simply the measurement of the Testosterone in the body, called serum testosterone.  Testosterone Deficiency is really a combination of the presence of symptoms AND measurement of the Testosterone in the body.   Testosterone Deficiency cannot be determined by either symptom or by serum testosterone levels alone. The...

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Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Levels and Reduced Cognitive Empathy

Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Levels and Reduced Cognitive Empathy

Study finds no evidence that cognitive empathy is impaired by testosterone. A new study contradicts the hypothesis that higher testosterone levels are the reason for impaired cognitive empathy in autism spectrum disorder. The research, which involved nearly 650 men, found no association between testosterone and cognitive empathy, the capacity to read the emotions of others, a trait that is characteristically impaired in people with autism. The findings are published in the journal Proceedings of the...

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Increased Risk of Low Testosterone in Shift Workers

Increased Risk of Hypogonadal Symptoms in Shift Workers with Shift Work Sleep Disorder – Beyond the Abstract Shift workers comprise more than 15% of the U.S. workforce, with 10% demonstrating shift work sleep disorder (SWSD). SWSD is a circadian rhythm disorder caused by a reduction of total sleep time due to a work…

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What is Osteoporosis?

What is Osteoporosis? Why should I care about Osteoporosis? We know from recent articles and studies that Testosterone can prevent Osteoporosis, but what is Osteoporosis and why is it important to prevent? As men age, and especially around age 70, their bone density decreases. Unlike women, men do not generally go through periods…

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Male Hypogonadism Guidelines: Opt for IM Testosterone

Male Hypogonadism Guidelines

Men with low testosterone should go for intramuscular rather than transdermal replacement formulations, according to a new clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP). In the guideline, which was also endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the ACP recommends providers prescribe intramuscular testosterone when initiating treatment for men…

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A Low-Fat Diet May Lower Testosterone Levels In Men

It’s been shown that losing excess weight can help men diagnosed with low testosterone raise their levels of the essential male sex hormone. However, a new set of research performed in Chicago finds a low-fat diet probably isn’t the best choice for many men looking to lose weight and raise their testosterone. Researchers…

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Low Testosterone? – ADAM Questionnaire

Adam Questionnaire (Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male) If you are concerned that your testosterone level is low, this set of ten simple questions is a good place to start. If you answered YES to questions 1 or 7 or any 3 other questions, you may be experiencing androgen deficiency (low testosterone level)….

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5 Signs of Low Testosterone

The hormone testosterone is created mainly by men and can affect several aspects of their life, such as appearance, sexual development, muscles, and bone mass. Testosterone levels in men tend to decrease as they age, with low levels prevalent in those aged 40 or older. Sometimes men below the age of 40 can…

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Skin Care – 4 Reasons for Mens Skin Care Products

Some interesting information about the differences between men and woman’s skin. It’s all about hormones… Is your other half always ‘borrowing’ your beauty products rather than investing in a dedicated men’s skincare line? He isn’t alone as 64% of guys don’t consider men’s skincare an important factor, according to market researcher Mintel. That’s…

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Testosterone Treatment – Quality of Life

This is a segment of a video that first appeared on Fetch Your News.  Dr. Tidman discusses Depression, Quality of Life, Testosterone Studies and the general awareness of these issues as they relate to Male Health today. These are issues that we will be discussing in the near future!

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Women – 6 Signs of High Testosterone

Balance is the key to Healthy Happy Hormones.  Women do need to worry about an excess of Testosterone.  Here is a great article that points out the 6 signs of High Testosterone.  Please call or make an appointment at Viking Alternative Medicine if you have a concern – we are here to help…

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Women – Improve Mood, Sex Drive, and Energy

Balance your hormones! Here is a wonderful article recently published at mindbodygreen which provides a lot of information about hormonal imbalance, offers some ideas of how to correct the imbalance through diet and methods that you can do at home. At Viking Alternative Medicine, we offer free consultations so please, if you think…

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What is Testosterone

What is Testosterone?

Interesting article posted on News AnyWay Testosterone is a hormone that is produced by your body. It has traditionally been thought of as the male sex hormone, however, women also need testosterone, admittedly lower levels, but it is nonetheless important in both sexes.  Hormones are chemical messengers that signal target organs to help…

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Depression and Testosterone

Does using testosterone to treat depression work?

Medical News Today recently published this article about the relationship between Depression and Testosterone.   Medical professionals have been discussing whether testosterone treatment can actually reduce depressive symptoms in men for many years. A recent meta-analysis attempts to draw a clearer picture. Depression is a major global concern. Per year, major depressive disorder affects an…

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Testosterone used to reduce pain

Higher levels of total testosterone were found to be associated with reduced pain intensity in the operated knee of patients who underwent total knee replacement (TKR) for severe knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to study results published in Arthritis Care & Research. The study included 272 participants (53% women) aged ≥60 years who underwent…

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Sex Shot!! PT-141 – Boost your libido

In the news today is PT-141 which is being called a “sex shot”.  This article claims that PT-141 works on both men and women and “stimulates that part of your brain that says, ‘Hey, I’m kind of in the mood.”  If you want to speak to someone about PT-141 for your or your…

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Are you depressed? Check Testosterone levels!

Testosterone is a sex hormone that controls the production of sperm and sex drive. Here we reveal a few symptoms that indicate a low level of this hormone in your body. It is usually believed that the production of testosterone decreases with age. But it may not be the only reason behind a…

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Truths from Tall Tales – New Book about Testosterone

This is a review of the book entitled Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography by Rebecca M. Jordan-Young and Katrina Karkazis which was published by the Harvard University press. The review was published by Nature.com and the full article on Testosterone can be found here. Testosterone: An Unauthorized Biography  Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, Katrina Karkazis Harvard University…

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5 Myths of Testosterone

Testosterone – 5 Myths!

An interesting article originally published by the Washington Post describing the five top myths surrounding Testosterone. Testosterone has a fascinating double life: A molecule with a precise chemical structure, it also has an outsize cultural presence, winning praise and blame for a wide range of characteristics typically associated with masculinity. Many of the…

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Male Health check ups

Man UP!!! Get Man Check ups.

Men tend to avoid or delay regular health checks and their own health is often poorer than their partners or women of the same age. Men can improve their health with changes to diet, exercise, and other lifestyle improvements but first, it is important to have a health check. Health issues relevant to…

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Male Menopause

What is Andropause? Male Menopause!

Male menopause? The first thing that you wonder when you hear this term is can a man experience menopause? Well, if research studies are to be believed, women are not the only ones who go through hormonal changes during old age. Even men experience low levels of hormones as they age. However, in…

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Nasal Testostorone Study Completed

New Data Demonstrates That NATESTO® Increases Serum Testosterone And Improves Symptoms While Maintaining Normal Semen Parameters In Men With Low Testosterone Through Six Months – NATESTO® shown to significantly increase mean testosterone levels, while maintaining sufficient gonadotropins to preserve fertility – Improvement in quality-of-life, overall satisfaction and sexual desire was reported – Approximately…

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Irritable? Forgetful? Fatigued? Test your Hormones!

Dr. David Zava discusses how hormone balance is important in life – the connection between disease and hormones and the connection between feeling good and hormones.   We have established a partnership with ZRT Labs which allows you to order the testing kit you would like, complete the testing in your own home,…

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Health Benefits of HRT

Article from Aesthetic News & Trends, Aesthetic   Beverly Hills, Calif., dermatologist Ronald Moy, M.D., says that bioidentical hormones have been shown to decrease and prevent the risk of Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis and heart disease, which parallels the increased risk of heart disease that comes with aging. In general, the treatment goal with bioidentical hormone…

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Fast Food impacts testosterone levels in men

Obese men hoping to sire children—beware. Obesity is known to be associated with impaired testicular function, potentially resulting in androgen deficiency and sub-fertility. Now it is clear that fast food meals consumed by obese or overweight men have an immediate negative impact on testicular performance and testosterone production. While many facts are involved…

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Which is Better – HGH or Testosterone

A new article from the Gazette Review!   If you are looking at hormone supplements, you may be asking yourself “Should I take HGH or testosterone?” It is important to compare these two hormones because they both have different effects on the body. These hormones are often used by athletes and by people…

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Asthma and Testosterone Levels

Women with asthma appear more likely to have lower levels of “free” (not attached to proteins) testosterone than women who do not have asthma, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Sex Steroid Hormones and Asthma in a Nationwide Study of…

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7 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones are the most potent chemical messengers in our bodies, telling your body what to do and when. That’s why when your hormones are out of balance, you may be able to feel the effects, whether it be via insomnia, fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, or mood swings. But usually these imbalances are…

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Do Men need Testosterone Boosters

This is an excerpt from an article published on Longevity As of April 2019, there are still over 5000 pending lawsuits against testosterone manufacturers on the basis that the men who used their drugs suffered side effects such as heart attacks and strokes (1).    Upon reading that, one has to ask themselves why…

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Testosterone and Empathy

(MENAFN – The Conversation) Cognitive empathy is the ability to recognise what another person is thinking or feeling, and one way it can be assessed in the lab is by using the ‘ reading the mind in the eyes test ‘ – or ‘eyes test’, for short. This involves looking at photos of…

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TRT Changing Mens Lives

Dr. Stefaan Vossen is the founder and clinical director of the Core clinic, an integrative health and wellness center in Warwickshire. Aged 41, with five children and running a business employing 27 people, he found himself struggling with fatigue, weight gain, bursts of unexplained emotion and decreased libido for more than a year…

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Testosterone deficiency: diagnosis, assessment and treatment

Endocrine system Testosterone deficiency: diagnosis, assessment, and treatment Article appears in  Clinical Pharmacist  By Maria Satchi & Asif Muneer For a diagnosis of testosterone deficiency (TD) — or male hypogonadism — to be made, a male patient should present with evidence of a reduction in serum testosterone levels, as well as sexual, psychological and…

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Cinical Trials ongoing for plant-based Testosterone

ATLANTA, July 5, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — After extensive research and development, Pharm Origins has announced the successful extraction of natural testosterone originating from raw pine pollen. Testosterone supplementation, a key male hormone, is often used as a potent but controversial regimen against male aging. Biologically, plant-based testosterone provides the same human benefit, with limited side effects….

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Scientists: Supplements to increase testosterone levels are dangerous

Long-term use of such additives can lead to an excess of certain substances in the body. Article published by Armenian News-NEWS.am Supplements to increase testosterone levels, also called “T-boosters”, are not only ineffective, but also dangerous, The World Journal of Men’s Health reported. Testosterone is the main “male” sex hormone, which plays an…

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Testosterone Supplements – Are they effective?

Article by University of Southern California Men who want to improve their libido or build body mass may want to think twice before using testosterone-boosting supplements—also known as “T boosters—as research shows these alternatives to traditional testosterone replacement therapy may not have ingredients to support their claims, according to Mary K. Samplaski, MD,…

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Best hormone replacement during menopause

Hot flashes, irritability and weight gain are symptoms of menopause caused by declining estrogen and progesterone levels. For some women, hormone replacement therapy can help. There are various types of hormone replacement medications, including pills, patches, gels, sprays and shots. Some women may experience side effects like nausea, dizziness or headaches. Mercy Medical…

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Nasal Testosterone

MIAMI – Low testosterone affects more than 10% of men worldwide. The condition can cause fatigue, low libido and depression. “At least 1 in 3 men between the ages of 32 to 50 appear to have low testosterone,” said Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy, director of reproductive urology at the University of Miami Health System….

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Scientists want ASTRONAUTS on Testosterone

A team of scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have suggested a new way to minimize muscle loss for space travelers: a treatment plan of hormones, including testosterone, plus plenty of exercise. Keeping physically fit is extremely important when living in a microgravity environment. Astronauts aboard the International Space…

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Food to boost Testosterone

Men with low levels of testosterone can naturally boost it by consuming these food items regularly. For men dealing with low testosterone levels, there are certain dietary changes that can be made to naturally boost your body’s hormone production. The male sex hormone testosterone plays a key role in a man’s fertility, sexual…

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Does Heavy Lifting Increase Testosterone?

Does-Lifting-Heavy-Increase-Testosterone_ So you’re looking to build some muscle. You’ve heard that having high levels of testosterone is the key to getting big. Unless you’re on “stuff”, and have testosterone levels of a silverback gorilla, you may be wondering how you can increase your levels of testosterone. Well, read on and get learned! We…

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Physicians and Health Clubs Partner for Wellness

As one of the owners of Fitness Connection, Jeff Skeen saw the growing competitive pressures of the fitness industry and those of the medical community where healthcare costs were continuing to increase. Professionals in the fitness industry too often focused on physical beauty while professionals in the medical community too often focused on managing…

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What men should know about testosterone replacement

As men age, many experience a natural decline in levels of testosterone. Lower levels of testosterone are associated with an increased risk of various medical conditions, as well as a number of constitutional symptoms. Dr. John Fry, Founding Physician, EssenceMD, describes the options for men and whether you might be a good candidate…

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Testosterone – Starting levels

What kind of level were you at when you started taking steroids, how quickly did grow afterward? Written by Sean Williams What kind of level were you at when you started taking steroids, how quickly did grow afterwards? I was 19 and though I had been lifting weights diligently for at least 3…

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10 Times A Low Sex Drive Might Be Something More Serious

A person may experience a decreased libido from time to time during their lifetime, and for a variety of reasons. This could stem from being hit with a bout of stress, having a few late nights in a row or coming down with the flu. But while this ebbs and flows depending on…

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Low Testosterone in Men or Hypogonadism

Hypogonadism is a treatable medical condition which means simply that a man’s Testosterone Level is below ideal for his body.  A normal Testosterone level is around 450 but will vary from person to person. The normal level  is adjusted based on symptoms and each person’s optimal level is dependent upon their own body…

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8 Best Testosterone Supplements

1. D-Aspartic Acid D-Aspartic acid is a natural amino acid that can boost low testosterone levels. Research suggests that the primary way it works is by increasing follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone (4). This is important, because luteinizing hormone makes the Leydig cells in the testes produce more testosterone. Initial research in animals and…

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ADAM questionnaire

Do you have a decrease in libido or sex drive? Do you have a lack of energy? Do you have a decrease in strength and/or endurance? Have you lost weight? Have you noticed a decreased “enjoyment of life”? Are you sad and/or grumpy? Are your erections less strong? Have you noticed a recent…

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